The Community of Madrid has an endless number of corners full of magic that very few know about. The Magic Guide by the author Clara Tahoces proposes to discover the most mysterious places, helped by imagination and creativity.
The author, who has twenty-five years of experience, seeks to open the eyes of all the curious to look with another point of view. Specialist in mysteries and reporter in the program "Cuarto Milenio", with its routes will bring all the disturbing stories of the Community of Madrid.
The tour begins in the Garden of El Capricho de la Alameda de Osuna, which enters fully into an esoteric world thanks to places like the Wheel of Saturn, the Labyrinth, the Pond of the Ducks, the Temple of Bacchus, the Casa de la Vieja or the palace of the dukes in El Capricho and the enigmatic paintings of Goya.
Places that could not be missed such as the magisterial cathedral of Alcalá de Henares and the tomb of San Diego to which miracles and cures are attributed, the legends and traces of the Temple in Santorcaz, or the castle of Torremocha de Jarama and the famous prisoners it housed - Cardinal Cisneros, the Princess of Eboli or Francis I of France, among others.
Castles such as San Martín de Valdeiglesias will also open their doors to present their famous horror stories, which have been the protagonists of numerous films of the 70s and 80s.
The author moves to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the famous "chair of Philip II", where you can let your imagination run wild thinking about what its purpose was.
The tower of Pinto, prison of the Princess of Eboli before her imprisonment in the Castle of Santorcaz; the apparitions of Navagalamella or those of Cubas de la Sagra; or the picotas of Pezuela de las Torres and other mysterious destinations in Madrid will also play a leading role in the original tour and will bring the stories, tales, legends and magic of the region closer than ever.
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